• Field Hockey Team Loses Three Straight, But Finishes With Eight Wins Overall

    Newtown High School’s field hockey team ended the year with three consecutive losses, falling 2-0 to host Immaculate of Danbury on October 23, 3-0 to host Ridgefield on October 26, and 1-0 to visiting Joel Barlow of Redding at Blue & Gold Stadium on Senior Night, October 27.

  • NHS Volleyball Team Goes Into SWC Tourney On High Note

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team ended the regular season with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-14) win over visiting Bunnell of Stratford, on Senior Night, October 27. Jamie Calandro led the way with 17 kills and 24 digs; Zoe Beals had six aces and 12 digs; Molly McCoy had 16 kills and 13 assists; Sarah Bender had a pair of aces and 16 assists; Tessa Leon-Gambetta compiled 12 digs; Kaitlyn Schneider contributed a trio of aces to go along with seven digs; Julia Wiberg had two kills and two blocks; and Rachel O’Grady added a pair of kills and an ace.

  • Girls’ Soccer Team Heads Into Postseason Hoping Layoff Proves Beneficial

    Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team, coming off a season-ending 3-3 tie on the road with Bethel on October 22, will enter into the postseason following a long, nine-day layoff. And the Nighthawks are hopeful that the rest and wait will help and not hinder as the sixth-seeded Hawks visit No. 3 Weston in the South-West Conference tournament quarterfinals on Saturday, October 31, beginning at 2 pm. “It could be a blessing, and it could be dangerous,” Newtown Coach Marc Kenney said of the hiatus in game action.

  • Boys’ Soccer Team On Long Unbeaten Streak, But Guarded Going Into Playoffs

    Unbeaten in 11 straight games to close out the regular season, Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team certainly couldn’t ask for much more momentum heading into the postseason, but the Nighthawks are doing anything but getting caught up in their own winning ways. “We’re not that team — we know who we are. We’re just going out and playing hard every game,” Newtown Coach Brian Neumeyer said.

  • SWC Tournament Pairings And Schedules Announced

    South-West Conference tournament action begins for boys’ and girls’ soccer, field hockey, and volleyball this Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, and Monday, November 2. Newtown High School has representatives in each sport, two of which will host first-round games, with the other two going on the road. The postseason gets underway on Friday, with the boys’ soccer team, the third seed in the SWC, hosting No. 6 New Fairfield at 3:30 pm in the quarterfinals.

  • Boys' Soccer Game Moved To Back Field

    Newtown High School's boys' soccer team's game against Joel Barlow of Redding today, October 26, has been moved to the back practice field at NHS. It was originally scheduled to take place at Blue & Gold Stadium. Game time remains the same: 3:45 pm. The Nighthawks are looking to keep their ten-game unbeaten streak alive in their final contest before the start of postseason play.

  • Boardman Inducted Into Eastern Connecticut State University Hall Of Fame

    Newtown native Laura (Oberstadt) Boardman, a four-year, two-sport athlete at Eastern Connecticut State University, who was named to eight regional all-star teams and helped her teams to seven postseason tournament appearances, has been selected for induction into the E-Club Athletic Hall of Fame. Boardman started all possible 67 games in her four-year soccer career between 1988 and 1991 and was penciled into the starting lineup every game of her final two seasons in softball between 1990 and 1993. A midfielder in soccer, the 5-foot-7 athlete helped the Warriors to their first three postseason tournaments and as a catcher, was part of four post-season softball tournament qualifiers — the 1990 and 1991 teams reaching the national championship game, with the ’90 squad winning the program’s fifth title.

  • Free Intro To Youth Wrestling Clinic

    The Newtown Youth Wrestling Association will hold a free Introduction to Youth Wrestling clinic for students in grades 6-8, on Monday, October 26, from 6:30 to 8:15 pm.

  • Girls’ Soccer Team Receives NSCAA High School Team Academic Award

    The Newtown High School girls’ soccer team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with the 2014-15 High School Team Academic Award. The NSCAA annually recognizes high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their performance on the field. Newtown was one of 398 teams (150 boys, 248 girls) nationwide recognized for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2014-15 academic year.

  • Unbeaten Football Team Blanks Barlow

    Newtown High School’s football team improved to 6-0 with a 41-0 blanking of host Joel Barlow of Redding, on October 23; the Falcons fell to 1-5. The Nighthawks scored in a variety of ways to pull ahead 35-0 at halftime before coasting to victory. Quarterback Justin Dunn threw a touchdown pass to Ben Mason from 16 yards out, Jared Pearson found the end zone on a four-yard rush, and Ethan Carpenter earned pay dirt on a 61-yard punt return as Newtown built a 21-0 lead through one quarter of play.